Gilyuk

True Giant hominid or Cannibal Giant of Alaska.

Etymology: Probably Na-Dene word, "big man with the little hat."

Variant name: Nandna (Tanaina/Na-Dene).

Physical description: Covered with shaggy hair.

Behavior: Whistles. Wears a little hat. Twists birch saplings. Said to abduct and eat humans.

Distribution: Southern Alaska.

Sources: Cornelius B. Osgood, "The Ethnography of the Tanaina," Publications in Anthropology, Yale University 16 (1937): 171-173; Russell Annabel, "Long Hunter— Alaskan Style," Sports Afield 150 (July 1963): 34-36, 102-108.

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